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Her Handspun Habit: Handspun Yarn For Shawl-Cowl Fusion

I love knitting shawls with my handspun yarn. In an effort to branch out and best utilize a truly delicious spindle-spun gradient and tweed yarn from earlier…

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Pin Loom Journeys & Woven Memories

As far back as I can remember, the end of summer meant packing up the minivan to spend a week traveling around North America. Traveling introduces us…

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Holiday Gifts for My Spinning Tools

Growing up, my mother told me about the legend that the animals would talk at the stroke of midnight on Christmas. I never checked what our old…

Gauge. Photo by Joe Coca.

Knitting with Handspun Yarn: 4 Tips for Knitting at Any Gauge

Spinning without a project in mind doesn’t mean yarn without a purpose. In “Got Gauge? (Me Either)” from Spin + Knit 2016, Leslie Ordal shares her four…

Spin Off Fall 2019 Magazine
Beginner's Drop Spindle Collection
Color Blending for Spinners Online Workshop

SPINNING TRENDS

Knitting with Handspun Yarn: 4 Tips for Knitting at Any Gauge

Spinning without a project in mind doesn’t mean yarn without a purpose. In “Got Gauge? (Me Either)” from Spin + Knit 2016, Leslie Ordal shares her four…

Color Blending on the Drumcarder: Mixing Monochrome

I am crazy about working with color in spinning. I am not a dyer, but that doesn’t leave me out of creating color blends and new colorways.…

Navigating the Many Types of Wool Sold by R.H. Lindsay

With a history in industrial-scale wool supply and a current audience in artisans, descriptions of the types of wool R.H. Lindsay carries include terms that handspinners don’t…

Her Handspun Habit: Handspun Yarn For Shawl-Cowl Fusion

I love knitting shawls with my handspun yarn. In an effort to branch out and best utilize a truly delicious spindle-spun gradient and tweed yarn from earlier…

4 Gifts Your Handspinning Friends Will Love

Each year, as I scramble to finish my handspinning holiday shopping, I think about how I should really plan ahead next year. But this year, I’m finally…

Comb a Rainbow of Colorful Wool

Ever go to a fiber festival or a fiber store and feel absolutely beguiled by the colorful braids of hand-dyed top? What if I told you that…

Can You Spin Yarn With This?

After you learn to spin yarn, you may start looking at the world with new eyes. The cotton balls in medicine bottles, the dust bunnies behind the…

It’s Time! Register for Interweave Yarn Fest

As the year winds to an end, I start planning my calendar for next year. At the top of the list, you’ll find all of the upcoming…

Roving Reporter: Spinning for Inkle Weaving

Have you ever tried spinning for inkle weaving? I was inspired to give it a go after seeing an abundance of beautiful, handwoven bands during my travels…

What’s New for Interweave Yarn Fest 2019

Interweave Yarn Fest is back for its 5th year in 2019! With 4 years under our belt, you might think we’ve settled into a routine, but we…

Unraveling the Secrets of 18th-Century Knitted Hat in a Latrine

We will never know how the knitted hat ended up in the latrine, but we can be thankful that it did, because the organic ooze that surrounded…

Roving Reporter: Spinning Fiber in Baltimore & Beyond

This roving reporter has just returned from Baltimore, Maryland, stuffed with crabcakes and carrying burgeoning suitcases stuffed with spinning fiber. I was thrilled to teach several handspinning…

Happy Hand Turkey Thanksgiving!

As an ode to Thanksgiving, some Interweave staff got together and cranked out serious hand turkey action. They went beyond the construction paper angle, and included fiber along with many other…

A Brief History of an 18th-Century Woven Cloth: Cassimere

Sarah Wroot’s working title for her Spin Off Winter 2019 article started as “The Cassimere Project” but became “The Cassimere Insanity.” Inspired by a cloth sample in…

Adventures in Natural Dyeing: The Outback Afghan Project

Spin Off contributor Brian McCarthy learned to spin shortly after his retirement. Soon he became fascinated with natural dyeing and Navajo plying. In the Winter 2019 issue,…

5 Tips for Spinning with a Distaff

What if there was a handspinning tool that could help manage your fiber supply while spinning on the go? Meet the distaff! Contributor Kim Caulfield introduced us…

3 Simple Tips to Achieve Balanced Yarn

Do twisted, curling handspun skeins make you break out into a cold sweat? I’ve often seen spinners pull a newly plied skein off a niddy-noddy and stare…

Alpaca Expo

Do you love alpacas? Of course, you do! Alpacas are adorable and fluffy, and their fleece makes excellent yarn. What’s not to love? If you’re an alpaca…

If You Think Drop Spindles Suck, We Want to Change Your Mind with This Free Online Workshop

Like many of you, I started spinning on a drop spindle. And like many of you, I hated it. The first spindle I used felt clunky, I…

The Practical Spinner’s Guide Series Compendium Review

“Nothing is created alone!” says Sara Lamb in The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Silk. In the Practical Spinner’s Guide series, four extraordinary mentors share their advice on all…